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  • Chris T.
    April 13, 2009 12:40 a.m.

    I love the Jazz, but what a disappointment. They're a good team every year, but always a notch below the league's elite. Year after year, the same old thing.

  • magnus
    April 13, 2009 12:48 a.m.

    It's funny, at this point I think most fans would welcome a Brevin Knight, Ronnie Price, Kyrylo Fesenko, Kosta Koufos and Morris Almond starting lineup.

    If you're going to get embarassed you might as well learn someting in the process.

    I'd actually like to see a Williams, Brewer, Korver, AK, Millsap lineup out running and gunning D'Antoni style. If they aren't going to play any D at least they could try to be entertaining.

  • concerned fan
    April 13, 2009 12:50 a.m.

    change starting lineup? I think it's better to gamble rather than do nothing,the Jazz has nothing to lose anyway..starting Millsap will be a good idea,the question is can Boozer be professional enough to accept as a back-up to Millsap..start Harpring or Korver instead of Miles, Kirilenko should start also now that were gonna face Kobe, but AK must not guard Kobe, its better for AK to be on a weekside defender..so the starting lineup would be D-Will, Memo, Korver or Harpring, Millsap and AK-47.,there will be a lot of double teaming to Kobe for sure (it's the only way) a lot of help defense if they wanna slow down Kobe, the problem is the other guys will be open, so the rotation on defense must be quick enough to challenge those open shots

  • concerned fan
    April 13, 2009 1:31 a.m.

    Boozer does not defend that well, we dont see him hussle like go for the loose ball, he can score and rebound, he has the ability to use his left hand to score, he can rebound with his strong built body.. I think he must be more physical going to the basket, make his presense felt, hussle more, defend better using his strong built body, strip some balls on the defensive end, he is so such a gentleman on the court, you have to be nasty on the court..if he can do that then he will be better than Karl Malone, the question is can he change to be more effective?

  • todd from santa ana
    April 13, 2009 2:23 a.m.

    rotation (see above) you know that, i know that, like they are really capable or willing to do that. Tonight I watched Sacramento vs San Antonio. I noticed the SPUR player glide to the left corner behind the arc unguarded. If it was our defense coached by "JER" the player would stay off to his right guarding an area for help defense 10-15 feet off. #5 for Sacramento UDRIH stayed in his lane, however, had corner of his eye on the shooter and started moving towards the open man behind the line anticipating he would get the pass.

    The pass did not come, but he was aware of his surroundings and responsibilities. That is why I am up late taping that game. Funny how Spurs look incredibly "ordinary" they did nothing defensively in the first half-Sac got off any shot they wanted.

    Translation: It is not the opponent it is us..

    By the way if you read the new article on the normal spokesmen "Mr.Williams and Mr. Snoozer" about what they could do to turn this ship around, it was the usual cliches and nothing to give you confidence of change. What coaching..

  • "No change expected?"
    April 13, 2009 7:02 a.m.

    Now there's a Jazz headline to enlighten us all.

  • louisiana jazz man
    April 13, 2009 7:10 a.m.

    they were on a losing streak before. they changed the off started to run and gun williams milsap brewer and cj. went on a 15 game win streak. then boozer came back. they said they wasent going to change the off boozer was going to have to adj to them. he should have come off the bench untill he adj. wich means he would still be on the bench. instead they bench milsap change the off wich they said they werent going to do the rest is history. that is some good coaching? i am sure the whole team is in a bad state of mind millie gets benched not happy boz not playing good and he knows it. not happy i think brewer cj and williams rather be run and gun like when they were winning. what a mess. i belive i could come up and coach and do a better job.

  • Jazzercise
    April 13, 2009 7:12 a.m.

    Hello Jazz!

    As good of a regular season as Sloan is, that is one of Utah's problems, he doesn't adjust in the playoffs. Jackson completely out-coached him last year.

    BTW the Lakeshow just made a change the Jazz didn't see in last years playoffs...Get ready to say hello to Mr. Bynum. I cannot wait to see the Turkish softie or the 6'9" Boozer guard either Bynum or Gasol.

    Sales of brooms have skyrocketed in LA. Lakers in 4. (Maybe 3, as mercy rules may apply)

  • Tony
    April 13, 2009 7:30 a.m.

    First of, to Ms. "Jazzercise", thank you for your concern. I would like to extend my concern to you as well.

    Because once you run up against Cleveland or Boston, your insipid coach, your hotel clerk back door breaking and entering superstar, and your "I use my daughters illness for sympathy and personal gain" con artist, you're going to choke yet again. Unless it's a teenage girl, Kobe can't force himself on anyone. (Not in the Finals, and not without Shaq at any rate.)

    As for the Jazz, (And this isn't directed at you Jazzercise. You're dismissed) they need to make major changes during the offseason. The only players I would say are "untouchable" are Williams, Brewer, and Milsap. And if Sloan can't get his players to understand defense any better than he has, maybe it's time he retired as well.

    I used to wonder how a team who can beat ANYONE at home could suck so bad on the road. Now I'm wondering if they just don't play WAY better at home than what they truly are.

  • Last Year
    April 13, 2009 7:43 a.m.

    Game One 2008 Playoffs

    "We had open shots, we couldn't make them," Sloan said, Jazz shoot 37.9%

    Game Two

    "We feel like we've been in both games, we just haven't been able to get over the hump," Utah's Kyle Korver said. Jazz shoot 44.6 %

    Game Five

    The Lakers have Home court "When you start off the season, you want to try and get the home-court advantage because I think it's been pretty big in this league.'' Coach Sloan said. Jazz shoot 47.5%

    Game Six

    "We ran out of gas a little bit in the second half as they played with a frenzy and intensity,'' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "I had confidence that we'd make the right plays at the end of the game.'' Jazz shoot 38.1%

    The stories from this year sound like the last playoffs. Soot 40% and you go home. What is wrong with shooting 50 % Plus. Come on JAZZ Get loose what have you to lose!!!

  • Knowwhat
    April 13, 2009 8:09 a.m.

    Stick a fork in them they are done. 6 more pathetic games left in the season. Sloan must be getting soft in his old age. These guys are the worst defensive team in Jazz history. There isn't one of them that can play man up defense, forget about help defense. Why don't they just try defending there own guy.

  • Trade for
    April 13, 2009 8:12 a.m.

    Trade O'Connor for Danny Ainge...

  • Miles
    April 13, 2009 8:32 a.m.

    AK is half the problem and Boozer is the other half of the problem. Sit those two down and the team plays hard. AK on offense looks like he hasn't played basketball in his entire life. Boozer on defense looks like he went to Duke. Boozer is killing this team right now. AK is just looking to get out.

  • jazz fan
    April 13, 2009 8:57 a.m.

    Season is over. With boozer back we became a very bad team. He is so slow and all boozer does is get his shots sent into third row! If im going to watch the jazz next season they better make a move during the offseason to make their team different. Boozer and AK need to go. Ak is the worst offensive player in the league. Not smart with the ball what so ever. I dont even know how to explain my feeling towards the jazz. I guess all i can say is Go UTES

  • Hollywood
    April 13, 2009 9:11 a.m.

    I agree, jazz fan.
    O'Connor needs to make some major moves. Unfortunately, with a reduced cap and AK making the MAX, I don't think any team is willing to take on his contract, not without the Jazz getting back an equally undesirable player.

    I hope Booz makes good on his promise to opt out and the Jazz just let him walk. It would serve him right if he gets offered way less than what he thinks he's worth.

    Memo was playing a lot better with Millsap starting. Okur is terrible on defense, but with Paul and a better SF inside, the Jazz could afford to keep Memo. Since Brewer is not an outside threat and scores more by cutting to the hoop, Okur really becomes the off guard when Williams drives and looks to kick the ball back out.

    Keep Williams, Millsap, Brewer and Okur, if he doesn't opt out or will re-sign at the right price. Korver is a decent backup and is also worth re-signing. Everyone else is expendable.

  • Sell Greg Sell
    April 13, 2009 9:19 a.m.

    Get this team out of here while the value is still there. We would all be better off, that is citizens maybe not the almighty media, but certainly tax paying citizens. Pro sports are nothing more than a license to steal, and heaven knows wev'e seen more of that than we need in this economy the past 25 years. Who needs the expense and phony entertainment? Not me for sure. Life would be better around here without all of this pocket emptying entertainment!

  • mlanceash
    April 13, 2009 9:25 a.m.

    You nailed it Hollywood. Right on!

  • RE;Tony
    April 13, 2009 9:34 a.m.

    You got a lot of nerve mentioning choke about any team when defending the Jazz..You have no crediblity whatsoever.Perhaps if the Jazz ever win anyting you can comment. You are the one that is dismissed. Your non basketball references to the Lakers is all you have, you don't dare actually talk about basketball. Talking about other teams Cleveland or Boston beating the Lakers tells us you have already decided the Jazz are done. How pathetic your team can't beat the Lakers so you are calling on the rest of the NBA to do what the Jazz can't. Grow up dude.

  • Miles
    April 13, 2009 9:38 a.m.

    Perhaps we all have it wrong. Get rid of Jerry and everything will be fine. He has no control over this team. He has stopped coaching and started the whining. We have enough talent to win but Jerry's job is to get them playing like a team and he can't do it. Time to resign Jerry cause they will never fire you.

  • Re; Sell Greg Sell
    April 13, 2009 9:40 a.m.

    If that's how you really feel what are you even doing on a sports blog. Go back to Heber and milk cows. You certainly don't belong here. I'm sure there is a state somewhere in America that doesn't have pro sports..Go there and never come back.

  • Anonymous
    April 13, 2009 9:40 a.m.

    I am sick of everyone hating on Boozer and his lazy defense while loving williams. I think most would agree that this is Dwill's team, he is the leader, and our team plays like him....no heart. Every guard that williams plays against has the game of their lives, from Barea to Harris now highlighted by Watson going for 38 pts, 9 dimes, and 7 boards. Williams made him look like Lebron. Yeah it would be nice if he had more help inside but when Dwill isn't taking away the drive or the shot that tells me he is playing some lazy defense. But everyone loves williams and so they point at Boozer who plays with the same intensity as Williams.....none!!

  • Buy Greg Buy
    April 13, 2009 9:56 a.m.

    We want Chris Bosch!!! Get rid of Booz and Ak, bring in a defender/scorer. The Jazz would be unstoppable with him in our starting lineup.

  • DWILL WHO???
    April 13, 2009 10:03 a.m.

    Why does everyone love DWill? He does not lead his team his leadership does not compare to Tony Parker, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant,not even Rondo!!! Any guard in the NBA that is quick tears up DWill look at the walk on guard for Golden State? The backup guard for Dallas? Who are these guys and they go off for 30 on DWill get off the DWill bandwagon

  • Help Defense
    April 13, 2009 10:18 a.m.

    A big reason the quick points guards hurt the Jazz is lack of team defense. D-Will gets picked, and the player who is supposed to rotate does not do his job.

    The same thing happened to Stockton. It also happens to CP3 and Steve Nash. It's bad pick and roll defense.

    When D-Will was on the floor against the Warriors, the Jazz were -1. The bigs and B. Knight were all around -10. Interior defense is entirely the issue with this team. All the bigs, including Millsap, play like they are afraid of injury. Only Harpring has any guts.

  • The Truth
    April 13, 2009 10:45 a.m.

    Basically every team is using the same scouting report against the Jazz. They spread the floor and run a high pick and roll with Booz or Memo invovled because the Jazz pick and roll defense is horrible. On the defensive end they are playing D-will with a bigger guard or forward to try and keep him out of the lane and shooting jump shots. The Jazz aren't a great outside shooting team, therfore, if they can't get their easy looks in the paint, they are going down. Booz,AK,Brewer,CJ,Matt and even Milsap...none of those guys can consistently hit 15 foot jumpers. If the jazz aren't hitting their outside shots then teams crowd the paint taking away their easy looks.

    After watching a number of teams this week. Here are my thougths on what needs to change;

    1. I don't like the way we always have to throw the ball to D-will to start the fast break. If brewer can handle a fast break then get someone else. Remember it wasn't until Horny came aboard that Jerry let anyone else but stock handle the ball.

  • Sloan=old&tired
    April 13, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    Who do I change? When my head coach asks that in public its time for concern. The Jazz are dropping games in embarrassing fashion and no adjustments are made. What is Sloan sticking around for if he doesn't know what adjustments to make on the court.

  • It's LeBron's Year!
    April 13, 2009 10:59 a.m.

    Here's why LeBron is the MAN!

    * He has a likeable personality; Kobe has none
    * He is Malone, Magic and Jordan combined
    * He is unstoppable
    * He endorses products like Jordan did
    * He passes as good as he scores
    * He will average a triple-double for the season
    * He will be the all-time leading scorer

    He is the only player who can upstage Kobe at will.

  • Miles
    April 13, 2009 11:14 a.m.

    I have said it all along, Dwill can not guard anyone. Dwill, Korver and Brewer all allow penetration on every possession. The problems starts out front with them. You can love Dwill and Korver all you want but they stink on defense. Then top that off with Boozer and Memo standing flat-footed around the basket and it spells disaster. Millsap can't block anything. AK cheats on every play and gets burned. Should I go on?

  • The Truth continued
    April 13, 2009 11:21 a.m.

    Changes need for the Jazz continued...

    2.Leadership, I've been really disappointed in Deron's game management/decisions. I thought stockton was a master at when to run and when not to run, he controlled tempo much like chauncy does for Denver. D-will is also turnover prone at the worst times.

    3. Coaching.To do nothing at all for the sake of looking like you are panicking? saying that you hate change? Sometimes it seems like Jerry is his own worst enemy. I'm not sure why Korver has never started for the Jazz? Why youthful energy during the last few weeks is completely missing? We have seen a number of younger players making contributions for other teams when called upon. Yet our guys are MIA. Why we haven't mixed things up and started an out of the ordinary line-up like Price at the two and move Brewer to the 3? While I agree that it is a short-term fix. Winning one more game over the past two weeks could mean not facing the Lakers in round 1.

    4. Management using the excuse that they need more evaluation time, instead of fixing an obviousproblem.

  • magnus
    April 13, 2009 11:26 a.m.

    It will definately be an interesting off season. Since this season is dead to me, it's pretty clear they arent going to recover from whatever it is thats killing them, I'm totally on board with talking personel moves.

    Here's a quick rundown of what the Jazz are looking at for the next two years.

    Expiring Contracts - 2009
    Knight
    Price
    Collins
    Brewer (team option)
    Fes (team option)
    Almond (restricted)
    Millsap (restricted)

    Players who could opt out and leave this summer if they wanted to...
    Korver
    Boozer
    Okur

    Draft Pick - 20th

    Projected Salary if the Jazz drop all expiring contracts and nobody opts out - $71 Mil

    Projected Luxury Tax cap - $68 Mil

    OK so lets assume that the Jazz keep their promise to resign Millsap and they get him for around 6 Mil a year (I think someone offers him the full mid-level exception and the Jazz match) that bumps the projected Salaries up to $77 Mil.

    Of the three that can opt-out Boozer is the only one for whom it makes any sense at all to do it, and even that looks questionable now.

  • todd on "death ears"
    April 13, 2009 11:47 a.m.

    Gee i have not said all this all along. Miles, how long have I wanted Jerry to leave, everyone "should not go tonight" NO ONE...... here will come the responses, "do you want us to go bk, players get paid anyway" Send a one game message but no one will have the fortitude to do it.

  • magnus
    April 13, 2009 11:48 a.m.

    So here's how I think it goes down this summer...

    I think Boozer opts out after KOC makes it clear that the Jazz have no interest in resigning him to a long term deal. The Jazz don't try for a sign and trade because they can't afford to take back any salary.

    Korver and Memo both stay.

    The Jazz exercise their options on Brewer and Fes and match on Millsap.

    They let Collins, Almond, Price and(or?, I think they should drop them both) Knight go.

    They use their draft pick on a combo guard who can play the point.

    They will need another big so I think they may try to bring Tomic over this year if it doesn't cost too mcuh

    Giving them the following roster

    PG: Williams/"Rookie"
    SG: Brewer/Korver
    SF: AK/Miles/Harpring
    PF: Millsap/Kufos
    C: Okur/Fes/Tomic(?)

    And a team salary of around $66 Mil. they pick up a couple of league minimum players (maybe keep price or Knight???) to fill out the roster and there you have it.


  • Miles
    April 13, 2009 12:16 p.m.

    @Magnus: So who would you try and trade in the offseason? I don't see any reason to keeping AK based on his play of late. He is imploding this team. CJ appears to be in Jerry's doghouse so it's time for him to go. Harpring and Korver's expiring contracts make it very possible at the trade deadline next season to dump them. We need to find some defensive minded players in order to turn this around anytime soon.

  • magnus
    April 13, 2009 12:25 p.m.

    I think that is a decent roster but it is very young and lacks athleticism.

    I have doubts about whether or not any team in the league will be able to make good moves this summer but if I am KOC I put the word out there that I'm taking offers and I start shopping these 5 guys very hard. Listed in order of tradeability from least to most...

    AK (17 Mil, 2 years)
    Korver (5.5 Mil, 2 years)
    Miles (3.7 Mil, 2 years)
    Harpring (6.5 Mil, 1 year)
    Okur (9 Mil, 1 year)

    AK is going to be nearly impossible to trade, so we should probably just forget about it. Korver and Miles will need other peices to move them, they don't have enough value on their own. Okur and Harpring could both be very valuable in a market were everyone is looking to dump salary because of their relatively large expiring contracts.

    I would be shopping hard to try and move Harpring in combination with either CJ or Korver in return for an athletic Swing man (Gerald Wallace type) and Okur with some sweeteners for a tough athletic Center (Andris Biedrins??).

  • Care Less
    April 13, 2009 1:03 p.m.

    Since the Jazz players don't care enough to put forth an effort for 48 minutes, then why should I care.

    Contracts? They should be worried about being cut. This Jazz and this NBA is un watchable, so I don't.

    There is a lot of money being spent on very replaceable talent.

    This NBA is headed in the toilet, pre-1980's style, and swirling quickly away.

  • Reality
    April 13, 2009 1:04 p.m.

    Do you know what the definition of INSANITY is?........ Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

  • jazzinla
    April 13, 2009 1:08 p.m.

    Me and my son watch every Jazz game but everytime Sloan replaces Williams with the backup point guard Knight, we can't stand and continue watching. He just brings the ball down but has not made any single good play all season long. Talk about other backup point guards of winning teams. Once he gets in, the Jazz fall behind by 5-10 pts. His teammates get confused with the play he is trying to make if at all.

    I say the jazz dump him and get a better backup then the rest of the bench will play better. I dont know why nobody seems to notice this when the team is supposed to watch tapes and review their games!

    I would rather have jazz not play in the playoffs this year to get better chance next year.

  • Get a clue Jerry
    April 13, 2009 1:38 p.m.

    If the ship is sinking you might want to try to plug the hole. Not doing anything is going to only result in everyone getting into the water. Why not try to plug the hole with Milsap starting, Price playing backup point guard and shooting guard and bench Boozer if he will not play defense. Koufos could also change the look of the Jazz and could be a positive. But Jerry your the captain of this ship, do something. I have never seen you so paranoid to make a move. What you are doing now is not working. So if you want to save the ship, make some of those tough decisions that you are getting paid to make.......

  • St George Jazz Fan
    April 13, 2009 1:45 p.m.

    Here is the solution...start Millsap, bring Boozer off the bench, and back up Deron with Ronnie Price...oh yeah, and AK, STOP SHOOTING THE BALL!!! AK, one good game from the field does not warrant a green light for shooting in subsequent games. I would rather have Deron or Brewer taking those shots. It kills me to say this but Laker's in 5 (maybe 4) in the first round.

  • CrownDoc
    April 13, 2009 2:07 p.m.

    So here is the skinny...Boozer was the reason the Jazz have gone in the toilet. Bad karma, bad vibes, bad defense. Jazz players are not happy right now. Trade Boozer, Knight, and maybe Almond, though Almond has no contract with the Jazz next year. Starting for the Jazz should be, Williams, AK, Memo, Harpring, and Milsap. This team would win 53 + games. DO SOMETHING JAZZ BRASS!!!!
    Oh, draft a defender and quit preaching "we need to play better defense" if all you do is sign offensive players.

  • GET MAD
    April 13, 2009 3:03 p.m.

    THE ONE THING ID LIKE TO SEE IS SOMEONE GET MAD!!! EVERYONE LOOKS SAD LIKE THERE DOG GOT RAN OVER AFTER EACH GAME! EVEN HARD NOSED JERRY ISNT GETTING MAD! IM A TRUE FAN OF JERRY BUT HE NEEDS TO GET MAD ON TV AND TELL EVERYONE HE IS MAD AND HOW RIDICULOUS THIS TEAM I PLAYING! I KNOW THAT THEY GOT D-WILL TRAINED GOOD IN KEEPING THE RIGHT WORDS IN THE LOCKER ROOM BUT HE NEEDS TO STEP UP AS THE LEADER OF THIS TEAM AND CALL HIS TEAM OUT!!! ALL THE GREATS HAVE HAD TO AT SOME POINT AND TIME!! NOW IS THE TIME FOR HIM TO STEP UP AND BE THAT LEADER!

  • gcimatt
    April 13, 2009 3:14 p.m.

    The biggest problem in the Jazz organization is Jerry Sloan. He is not concerned about losing his job, and therefore has no incentive to change! This team needs to fire Sloan, make whatever trade is necessary to get Chris Bosch (barring a trade of Williams), and rebuild with defense AND offense in mind. There is a ton of athleticism on the current roster, and I hear sloan say the team is not athletic enough to play one on one defense. NOT true! Sloan is afraid to allow athleticism and creativity from the players! Sloan has not changed his game philosiphy (defensive or offensive) for the 21 years he's been at the helm. Rotate and help to leave your guy open, so he can bury a 3 and any possibility of a W. Oh well, the season will be over in two weeks, after a spanking by the HATED LA Fakers!

  • magnus
    April 13, 2009 3:25 p.m.

    Speaking of the NBA swirling down the toilette...

    What do you guys think are the chances of having an NBA season in 2011-2012?

    I'd say right now it's 50/50 and depends mostly on the economy and the players union. If they don't agree to some major concessions before the deadline they are going to be spending a year living off their savings.

    I think the Union will have to agree to eliminate the Mid-tearm acception and I think the biggest thing that the owners will push for, and the thing that will most likely cause a strike, is reducing the Maximum guaranteed contract length. I bet the owners push for 3 years, and that will be a tough pill for the players to swallow.

  • Miles
    April 13, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    CrownDoc good thing you are not coaching the team.

  • Fuzzbrain
    April 13, 2009 3:31 p.m.

    Kirelenko is tied with Pau Gasol for the 16th highest NBA salary, according to Inside Hoops. Stephon Marbury might be the only player with a worse ratio of worth--value. I can't wait for that dark cloud to pass, maybe the Jazz will be able to get their money's worth then. Bye bye Boozer. The Jazz could plug anyone into the PF slot & they'd get double doubles just because of the type of offense they run.

  • carter
    April 13, 2009 3:45 p.m.

    if they keep playing like this, send the frachise back to new orleans or seattle!!!

  • Rich
    April 13, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    When the Jazz players execute team defense, they play great. There is nothing wrong with the team's offense. But they need to cause turnovers and missed shots in order to get easy shots on the other end before the opponent has time to set up the defense. When Boozer declines to leave his man to help out a team mate who is being beaten by his guy, the whole system breaks down. When Boozer fails to "help the helper," the system disintegrates. That's why I say we should make Boozer a sixth man, putting him in when we need some offense. He would probably hustle harder, too, if he realized he wouldn't play without his participating in team defense. He is too proud to play second string -- reminds me of AI -- an arrogant little ball hog who has to get his numbers and considers his offensive output to be adequate. Even the ESPN announcers were talking about how Milsap has worked so hard and done so well this year that the Jazz brass will have to think long and hard as to whether they will re-sign Booze or keep Milsap. Let Booze go.

  • TOO BAD
    April 13, 2009 4:22 p.m.

    Sloan won`t pull miles out and put Matt or Paul in to bring some rebounding/defense/screens/box outs...you know...all the things miles doesn`t do,or better yet can`t do

  • Brain Sturgeon
    April 13, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    yea miles is in the doghouse....hummmmm...I wonder why.....could it be lack of effort/performance...or is he totally WORTHLESS as I`ve said all year !!!!!

  • Crown doc
    April 13, 2009 4:46 p.m.

    better yet,Williams,Brewer,AK,Millsap and Memo

  • A Sloan Hater
    April 13, 2009 4:49 p.m.

    When will sloan realize AK and cj miles are NOT small forwards,

    Why does everyone know that and understand that but NOT sloan,

    isn't he supposed to be the greatest coach ever there was?

    And sheeesh, this coach makes adjustments at the speed of a glacier.

    NO wonder the playoff series last year against the lakers was over before sloan could figure out what adjustments to make.


    Sloan biggests claim to great coaching is to change the starting lineup, However sloan also claims it is not important who starts but who finishes), go figure.

  • todd to above
    April 13, 2009 5:37 p.m.

    good work. SO many people are clueless aren't they? Afraid of change go get em Jer. That us everyones boy though. He is responsible more than the players that we have to play "fakers" in round 1

  • Support OUR TEAM
    April 13, 2009 5:59 p.m.

    playoffs are here,lots of teams just wishing they were in,it`s a clean slate,they need our support,lets fill up the arena,be loud and support OUR HOME TEAM!!!!

  • Support OUR TEAM
    April 13, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    The season is not over yet!!! The Jazz are not eliminated until they lose four games in the playoffs, whether that is to the Lakers or whoever, so we definitely need to support out team! I live in Phoenix where the Suns didn't even make the playoffs...at least we are in.

  • K
    April 14, 2009 10:21 a.m.

    Anyone that's ever played competitive sports knows that no matter what the odds, you still have to play the game. Otherwise, you might as well just have a computer figure out all the percentages, and assign every team their record. Anything can happen, that's why you PLAY THE GAMES...

    And you have to go through the Lakers in the west at some point, what's the difference if it's the first round or the third? The difference is nothing but mental. Like I said, people can talk all they want, but you still have to play the game. It's a 0-0 series, and the Jazz have every chance in the world to advance...

  • d-willfan
    April 16, 2009 6:40 p.m.

    i think that utah needs a big man that is quick and plays some defense. If chris bosh came to utah then the outcome would be better. put okur as shooting guard and bosh as center or power forward. trade boozer, miles, and kirilienko for bosh. d-will, okur, bosh, millsap, brewer. that is utah's future.